How to become debt free in 5 simple ways

Take ownership of your debt right now, become debt free and get out of the debt spiral through these 5 simple steps. -MoneySmart

Only 15 per cent of home buyers qualify for the loan they need

Do you really want to take a gamble on your home purchase when it comes to applying for a home loan? -MoneySmart

Embarking on a full home renovation? Here's how to not screw up your finances

Save yourself a lot of grief by following these steps to budgeting and financing the transformation of your home from ghetto to glamorous. -MoneySmart

Nutritionists warn diners to be wary of Warren Buffett's "junk-food" portfolio

Following Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart but nutritionists say that eating too many of the "junk-food" products made by companies he has invested in isn't quite as wise. -Reuters

Jaguar Land Rover to invest $1.2 billion in Britain

The announcement came after a plan to double a design and engineering centre in Whitley. -AFP

New law bans involvement of private firms

Private companies will no longer be allowed to be involved in acquiring participating interest in oil and gas blocks allocated for local governments. -Jakarta Post/ANN

Asian markets follow Wall St lower after US data

The news will likely put back the Federal Reserve's timeline on when to raise interest rates, fuelling fears about the global outlook.-AFP

Logistics sector looking good for Earn and Learn scheme

Initial signs are promising for the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme, which starts this year in four sectors. -My Paper

Decree to spur Vietnam investment across borders

The money will also cover the assessment, appraisement, choosing and hiring of foreign consultants to help assess and appraise their projects. -VNN/ANN

Consumer confidence up, but fall expected

Consumer confidence rose, driven mainly by greater confidence about personal financial situations. -ST

$2.4b raised in March as S'pore bonds hot up

The local bond market continues to sizzle even as interest rates rise to multi-year highs. -BT

Challenges ahead for corporate banks

Disruptive trends likely to squeeze profit margins. -ST

Bullish bid tops 16-way tussle for prime Jalan Besar site

A plum residential site in Sturdee Road has beaten analyst expectations and the sombre market mood. -ST

Upper Circular area shophouse sold for record $17.2m

Seller bought site for $5.7m in 2011 and is said to have renovated it. -ST

Taiwan stock connect link with Singapore may be ready near year end

Plans to link stock trading between Taiwan and Singapore will likely be completed toward the end of the year, rather than around July. -Reuters
 

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No subletting of HDB industrial properties from June 1

"The revised subletting policy will better support industrialists in operating their core businesses, and enable more productive use of scarce industrial land in Singapore," HDB said. -AsiaOne

Career

3 steps to snag a flexible work arrangement

With more people juggling dual roles of being an office worker and either raising a family or taking care of their parents, what is perhaps more important here is "work-life integration", or rather finding a way to better integrate your work and your other responsibilities. -MoneySmart

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